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CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
attacks in egypt and libya. i am deeply saddened by the death of our ambassador there as well as several other american citizens, and i join all america -- not only in condemning these attacks but in also sending my prayers and thoughts to the families of those killed by these senseless and horrific acts of violence. on to the veterans jobs corps act, mr. president, because as we all know, as we've seen by this who are refuseic violence and by -- by this horrific violence and by what we've seen overseas and in the mideast, our troops face that every single day when they're there, as do our diplomats. they face that kind of threat. and when they come home to this country, we must treat them with great dignity and respect. i've always believed that when we ask our young men and women to fight in defense of our nation, we make a promise that we will give them the resources they need to complete their mission. we also promise to take care of them when they come home to this country. when they signed up to serve, there wasn't waiting line, a understand when the come home to the -- and
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
cost us 100 billion pre-year. it will not sustain that in the future but even though libya was the tryout and has not been a repeat performance and they could decide the wars in their favor we would seek progress by now that would have been ushered dan but that has not happened. as much as they are the important tool, rightly so it is not always a silver bullet. >> what we have today is only useful in the bill with no air defense where we already own the aerospace. they cannot operate in the denied environment with surface-to-air missiles to shoot them down. if we maintain this advantage 1/2 to increasingly shift technology and communication link has to be protected. >> that is an example of a big topic of defense for the next four or eight years to have these debates how far to go now much to invest and then questions of the law and what happens? you will not hear them talk about but arguably everyone applies to cyber how much can a president utilize? in terms of the executive branch. which agency is involved? that is what the commander in chief will deal with the we and not talki
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 10:30pm EDT
congress should investigate why there were no marines in libya and who made that decision? >> i suspect that part of the investigation under way will take a look of that. while we typically have a marine detachment at our embassy, that is not always the case when it comes to our consulates. i am sure there will be a review of that in a discussion about whether that is why is going forward. i hope you all have -- >> back in april, you said there was a one in three chance that house republicans will lose. as you look at the polls now and all of the battleground polls are trending more democratic, what is your assessment now? >> i continue to feel confident about the house republicans' chances of holding onto our majority. we have done a good job getting our incumbents in good shape. in august, i was in 42 districts. with his-half of them incumbents, the other half were open-seat and challenger races. we have some very good candidates out there where we are playing offense. i have always looked at this year as trying to get our incumbent members in a stronger position as possible s
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is gone and the people of libya are free! so on one side of this campaign, we have a president who has made america lead like america again. and what is there on the other side? an extreme and expedient candidate who lacks the judgment and the vision so vital for the oval office? the most inexperienced foreign policy to run for president and vice president in decades. you know, it isn't fair. it isn't fair to say that mitt romney doesn't have a position on afghanistan. he has every position. he was against setting a date for withdrawal. then he said it was right. and then he left the impression that maybe it was wrong to leave this soon. he said it was tragic to leave iraq, and then he said it was fine. he said we should have intervened in libya sooner. and then he ran down a hallway to run away from the reporters who were asking questions. then he said the intervention was too aggressive. then he said the world was a better place because the intervention succeeded. talk about being for it before you were against it. mr. romney, mr. romney, mr. romney, here's a little advice, befor
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
kind of stuff or they're going to be trapped in the 18th century forever. in libya they're trying to cooperate with us. they're allowing us to move forward. we should work with them and strengthen them, not abandon them. and i didn't mention pakistan but that's important too. let me just say it's outrageous that doctor is being held there. i believe every charge against him is trumped up, and i think we should demand and i think it is right to condition some if not all of our foreign aid and cooperation with pakistan on his status and on his release. i hope senator paul and those who support his amendment will consider at a minimum restructuring that amendment to recognize that there's a difference between libya and egypt, and we should take different approaches in that regard. we have a right to be trainld, we have a right to be angry, but we should never abandon being smart. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina is recognized. mrs. hagan: i ask unanimous consent i be permitted to speak up to 1015 minutes as if in morn
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
some overseas news this morning, this from the washington post, the fbi has arrived in libya to probe the deaths of americans at the embassy. secretary of state hillary clinton said thursday -- also, in overseas news, this from the wall street journal, that the u.s. will curb its joint afghan operation. accompanying that story is a graphic showing some of the attacks from afghan forces that are working with the u.s. the headline is "and friendly friendly attacks." 51 deaths so far this year. and on mitt romney's comments. we are talking to republicans in this first segment. ray is from buffalo, new york. caller: good morning. i believe c-span has to do something. i have been with c-span 20 years listening. this is the first time i have called. on the republican line is democrats and on our independent line is democrats. the individual who said he was a teamster, is not a republican. he is worried about his penchant. what are you supposed to do as an american, pay for his pension? host: what about the state of the romney campaign? caller: i think the press is in full press motta
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and tell you how it works. we witnessed a rather sad event in libya just the other day. i was a foreign service officer, and i felt very strongly the feeling of sadness and grief when foreign service officers died. suppose one of them had an outstanding student loan signed for their parents while they went to georgetown school of whatever, the fact that this bill covers that line of duty? no. so now we're taking one little narrow class and we're drawing one narrow little bill when in fact a lot of people who in the line of duty it killed and debt forgiveness makes sense as it does for the carpenters and for the families who co-signed the loan. when your son or daughter goes off to college and you sign a loan with them, you don't expect them to die, but you certainly aren't going to withhold your signature if that's the only way your son or daughter gets an opportunity to pay for college. but this bill says service connected and doesn't define service connected and only if it's in the military. there are a lot of other people who serve this country, police officers, firemen, fore
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
libya. more than half have people there to protect. but to have them there. he made the decision. >> well, i think security at diplomatic facilities is overseen by an run by the state department, so i would refer you to them about how decisions are made about the allocation of resources was. i think they're the best people to answer that question. >> some concerns that there was a failure by someone in the of ministration to insurer added that security measures? >> well, the concern that violent actions were taken that led to the deaths of four americans. you could be sure that he is concerned about that and he is absolutely concerned that we take the necessary measures to make sure that those who killed americans are brought to justice, and he has been focused from the beginning of assuring that adequate security reinforcements be brought to bear at embassies and consulates and diplomatic facilities where deemed necessary. again, an investigation, a broad investigation into what happened at howard why, and we will await the results. >> the perpetrator. >> well, i think it encomp
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
would get to the bottom of what happened in libya and pursue the assassins and bring them to justice. it is a murky situation. it is important to get the fax before you decide to jump to conclusions. that the republican presidential candidate tried to exploit. >> the important saying is to get the facts. the president has been abundantly clear we will track down the killers to bring them to justice. >> [inaudible] >> the house passed a a bill is just an excuse for the american people when the taxes go up for these different programs for the national defence and medicare providers. to say i am not responsible this not satisfy anybody it does not solve the problem. the democrats can stop the republicans. 1/2 to work together recant of less we're here working. why do we have to wait to until the election to do the people's work? to many years suffering asking when will congress act like congress to pass legislation to resolve the issues that need to be resolved? >> the republicans claim to be in favor of middle-class tax relief the president has called on them to do that. what we agreed
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
constitutions. libya will becoming engaged in that shortly. we want to help these nations in the transition, want to get them economic health and so forth, but what she we do if they write in their constitution things regarding, for example, the rights of women or the rights of different religious communities that, that we find highly troubling, that we think are a backward step or things related to the freedom of the media or the independence of the judiciary? should they be conditions -- shouldn't there be conditions? should we engage in quiet dialogue wax these are likely to arise. >> i think we should speak up and tell them we think these are problematic, because with the trends of history in recent years and not in accord with some of the u.n. documents that are out there. so that we should have no reservation on speaking out. but always remember, it is their constitution. you will see i think most of these nations were talking about will put something in there about being islamic nation, and that's not something i think we would have basis of objective. so where we think it is somethi
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
refugee, but i think it is a very difficult issue. people feel we did something in libya, why can't we do something in sear dia tyrisyria? the bottom line, it's a very different place. what the administration is doing in terms of gathering international support sat crucial part in isolating syria. >> we've got to get a break but andrea has a question. we're not jot allowed to say no toll andrea. if andrea has a question. >> do you agree with mitt romney that russia is the most dangerous threat to the united states? >> if you live in the 20th century you might believe that, but the bottom line is, we're living in the 21st century, which is is wrong. >> thank andrea. thank you very much. >> we'll see you. thank you very much, for recruiting us. >> thank you so much. and thank you for all the -- >> good ones. >>> check p for pope. stop by the "morning joe" lounge located here in the experience area in the convention at center, and we'll be live here at the blackfinn in charlotte. special coverage of the democrat campaign. okay. 210 eat trade street, come by if you're in the area. stay wit
CNN
Sep 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
libya during that conflict. in addition to all the missions they've flown over afghanistan, the british, according to thomas sanderson, have never lost an apache helicopter in any of these wars. but make no mistake, they fly very aggressive missions and this is a dangerous deployment for him. >> let's hope prince harry is okay and all of those nato troops are okay as well. thanks very much, brian. >>> mitt romney promising to cut individual tax rates for everyone. we're taking a closer look at his plan to see how the numbers are stacking up. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays, creating fans from berlin to beijing. what can we help you build? nice shot kid. the nba around the world built by the only company that could. cisco. i was born with scoliosis. without shriners hospitals, my life would be completely different. they gave me my future back. send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals, today. >>> mitt romney raised some eyebro
CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
american ambassador to libya. and he'll talk about the nuke lower armed iran. i was going to say there are no words for the innocence of the killing we have seen. there's also no video to justify an attack on an embassy. there's no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in lebanon or destroi a cool in tune this -- he does not think that the united states can live with the nuclear armed iran. carl, one point to think about as we think about the president's remarks here, he's been under fire f, and the obam camp is making an important issue, obama is clearly walking a tightrope today and doesn't want to threat up his re-election chances. a very dell rat moment politically. >> not to mention anyone trying to drive in midtown manhattan. let's goat to headquarters with the market flash. >>> shares of carnival are higher 3.5%. what we heard from them, better than that, at the same time, you'll see this tempered stock and this stock is trading higher. >>> still ahead, marissa meyer announces her grand plan. >>> and "squawk on the street" will be live with both organiz
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
accurate assessment to say that the teeny masses of young people in places like egypt and libya where the median age is 17 or 18 years of age, largely illiterate, many of them, or perhaps not, but largely unemployed, they define hope as perhaps maybe the end of the week, getting to the end of the week. is that not an equal threat to our stability internationally? >> mike, there's no question about it. you know, 60% of the arab world is under the age of 25. >> wow! >> and 60%. and they're growing up in countries -- there's a famous climate scientist who's passed away, but she had a saying about climate change which also applies to the muslim world. we have exactly enough time starting now. they have exactly enough time starting now. to basically get in place the right education policies, economic reforms that will enable them to catch up with the world. i was just in china two weeks ago. and when you see that china which was behind egypt 50 years ago, china's so far ahead of egypt now, egypt can't see china. you look at the chinese olympics -- i always thought that in a subtle way the chin
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
frustrated to walk statement about the people who was killed, so let's walk away from libya. i cannot think that is dispensable. you have to say, which elements us? if we are to look forward to pakistan opening up, and looking energy that is self- sufficient, and an open economy which is less susceptible to extremism in the country, i think we have to a subtle understanding and to with? given these fraught relations of hear him different institutions in the country, who do we choose to work with in which way and how can we modestly work ahead onwhen we say, we will create a strategic partnership in 12 is water, and we will do it bilaterally and we will use a one-size-fits-all institutional link, by its very nature, some of these problems are not given we would have to say, where do we have to work? where do we have to work with the kind of strange group of people who are brought into what future of afghanistan? what do we do about saudi arabia them not so benign, to assess them in a little more sophisticated way than in the past? bumper sticker. it is the only way we can and gradually
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
this editorial. talking about the attacks and libya. joe is on the phone on the republican line. our third party is still relevant? caller: no. ross perot had a wonderful opportunity to open up people's mines and he talked about things. the problem with that is he is a billionaire just like everybody else. it was a business decision. at the end of the day he is back to eric -- back to making money or the rest of us have to decide whether we can pay house note, carnot, pay for our kid's education just to get through the day. if he were serious about a third party, then he should have stayed there to have a third party. i voted the man not the party. when i look at what mr. romney is doing and mr. ryan is doing as opposed to what i already know about president obama, i am proud of him -- the things he is talking about as opposed to what they are talking about is about the rich getting richer as opposed to all of us being in this together. i do not have a problem paying more tax to help somebody out right now. i got where i was because of what people did prior to me. if a democrat or a
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
rate what happened in libya and we are going to pursue the attackers and pursue the assassins, track them down and bring them to justice. obviously it's a murky situation and it's important to get the facts right and that is exactly what we are in the process of doing. is important to get to the facts before you decide to jump to conclusions. it was very unfortunate early on in this process that the republican presidential candidate mitt romney try to exploit these tragedies. [inaudible] >> it think the administration said from the beginning that the important thing is to get them back and that is what they are working on right now. the president has been abundantly clear that we will track down the killers and bring them to justice. >> it is speaker boehner left congress -- [inaudible] [inaudible] >> the house passing a bill does not produce a law. actually it's a way of giving an excuse to the american people when their taxes go up or where there are cuts of all these different programs from our national defense to our domestic programs and the medicare providers. just to say i'm n
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
killed, therefore let's walk away from libya. i just don't think is intellectually indefensible. you have to say, which elements of pakistan are the progressives if we believe they exist and i believe they do. which elements do have common issues with us? if we are to look forward to pakistan opening up, if we are to look forward to pakistan's energy self-sufficient has proper education up into the world economy, and therefore less susceptible perhaps to extremism in the country. i think we have to do a better job and i think many people in this room have an understanding of pakistan and gmail who are the people we had to work with? it's not pakistan as such. given the flawed relations of institutions in the country. usually choose to work with and which then how could we work i had, but we are going to create strategic partnership in 12 areas. your cyberculture, water and we're going to do bilaterally. we will have a one-size-fits-all institutional links. some of these problems are give into that kind kind of structure. so we have to say where do we have to work with the indians? wh
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2012 1:00am EDT
burma to libya to south sudan, we have advanced the rights of all human beings. man and woman, christians and muslims and jews. but for all the progress that we've made, challenges remain. terrorist plots must be disrupted. europe's crisis must be contained. our commitment to israel's security must not waiver. and neither must our pursuit of peace. the iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions. the historic change sweeping across the arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or hate of extremists but the hope and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights we celebrate here today. so now we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blusering and blundering the cost of america so dearly. after all you don't call russia our number one enemy, not al qaeda, russia. unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind war. you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
had the chair, and then hoeover this past week, yo combine libya and the press conference, which is polling horribly for him. the campaign shake-up yesterday that was in several publications, and then this video, very, very bad news. this is one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember around this table. >> and how dangerous, potentially, are these remarks? at one point he basically dismisses half the nation as dead beats saying i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. does this feed into the narrative that the obama campaign has been trying to push on romney all summer? >> it feeds into what jeff greenfield called the thurston howell iii candidate six months ago, david brooks is talking about it this morning. this is what's important, 47% of these quote victims mitt romney talked about, we're not going to vote for mitt romney anyway, but jeb bush and george w. bush, they would always start their campaigns in inner cities, they would talk to the truly disadvantaged, no the b
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
libya, you have a huge number of people who are out with signs professing their support for not just chris stevens who lost his life, you know, supporting peace and our relationship, but you have them saying, look, we apologize. same thing in several other countries. many of the leaders have expressed the same sentiments. and so i think we need to understand that as our country has local dynamics, these countries have local dynamics, too. and you have an emerging democratic movement. you also have these old regime loyalists, soccer thugs in the case of egypt, and even these, you know, more religious extreme elements where they're jockeying for power. >> what is it about america? why do they attack so violently, these groups? >> america is a symbol, right? america is a symbol. look who's keeping it up now. nasrallah in lebanon saying go out, protest. this guy is a supporter of bash bashar al assad, he grew up the barracks in lebanon, al qaeda in yemen. it is the most reactionary elements that are still trying to drive this thing and exploit this stupid disrespectful movie. and so, i m
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
in libya and egypt, romney jumped to accuse obama of disgraceful handling of the situation, including sympathizing with those who waged the attacks instead of condemning them, and making it a quote apology for american principles. again, we fact checked that and we pointed out that neither an unofficial statement from the cairo embassy nor statement from secretary of state hillary clinton, nor obama's own statement had any sympathy for the attackers. and religious incitement from the anti-muslim film didn't come anywhere close to being an apology. again, by any definition. so i have a feeling that romney stands ready to apply this overly broad definition of apology at any opportunity in the debates or during the endgame of the campaign. >> thank you, jim. before i make my own prediction, i want to know something kind of remarkable has happened the last couple of days. both candidates have been asked about and referred to fact-checking, and their reaction to the. we've got a clip i think of what president obama said in a "60 minutes" interview. this was not put on air but wa
CNBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
important is that supply? >> i think canadian oil sands, output is bigger than libya's output before the civil war there, so these are big numbers. >> so in your opinion we won't get back to those levels again? >> listen, we remember in the middle of 2008 we're 147.27, end of the year a little over $30 a barrel. if we had a big economic downturn we could see oil prices falling in the context of that but there is these balancing mechanism there is. >> what about qe3? i was surprised to see prices come back down so quickly after that initial pop from qe3. are you in the camp of people who think all that money is not going to flow into oil? >> well i think that obviously one reason it was thought question three-would benefit oil because money would go into commodities, fear of inflation. the market's view is that the impact will be less and the weakness is really what dominates it. when we look at our numbers we see this buildup of oil continuing including for the united states, our production is up 25% since 2008. >> so we've seen prices at the pump come down slightly. you think we'll see
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. iran is moving toward nuclear weapons capability. some of you that we are at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. i'm often asked why, what can we do about it, to leave the middle east to stability and ease the suffering and anger and the hate and violence? obviously religious extremism is certainly a part of the problem, but that's not the whole story. the population of the middle east is very young, as you know, particularly in comparison with a population of the developed nations. and typically these young people, as the president indicated a moment ago, don't have a lot of job prospects. the levels of youth unemployment across the region are excessive and chronic. and in nations that have undergone a change in leadership recently, young people have greater access to information. in the past that was being carefully guarded by tyrants and dictators. but now it's available. they see the good as well as the bad in surrounding societies. they cannot organi
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
extraordina extraordinary, right? and they can't anymore. >> watching events in libya. you and i are old enough to remember 1978 and 1979. >> true. >> it was sort of deja vu. >> so many times. >> so many times. >> and it seems to coincide with political upheaval back here. it's very weird. and then we throw europe in and china in. i always am thinking back on this. the guy that writes this crazy stuff about 2012 and here we are in september and the end of the world isn't coming, then we get -- lose four guys at the embassy and it spreads to egypt and ahmadinejad comes to, you know, the u.n. to give a speech and saying this country is only 70 years old, we're 7,000 years old, and it will be gone from the map eventually. that's basically what he's sayirigh>> that's what he said. >> it scares me. there's a lot of risk. we should be worried about the risk in the marketplace. that's what you've been saying all along. >> yeah. a long time. >>> fortunately, we have these two gentlemen staying with us for the rest of the program. we are also following the situation in greece. protesters there tu
CNBC
Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
we prepared? was security really heightened in libya? that was the first question they would have asked, maybe it's finally being asked now but it's been a week after the event itself, and it's looking like, i don't know, there wasn't any enhanced security, i don't know. that will all come out. >> there certainly wasn't and it was not based on the film. it was based on obviously this was a planned attack and you can say whatever you want but this was a planned attack and that's coming out now loud and clear also, but getting back to richard, richard, keep up the good fight. i like what you're saying. >> donald, very quickly, they're going to yell at me for even asking you this but should we export natural gas to japan and other faceplaces? >> absolutely. we should export it, make money with it. >> i want to keep it here. >> they're not allowing us to drill. >> if you export it, it delays the idea of an infrastructure being built up here that uses that. >> we have so much of it, we're the saudi arabia of natural gas, we have so much everything under our own feet, things we didn't k
NBC
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
classifying the attack on the embassy in libya as a terrorist attack. president obama said extremists capitalized on outrage sparked by that anti-islam video. the incident is now under investigation but intelligence officials believe it was a planned attack in the guise of a protest. >>> james holmes shaved off the orange hair. they are arguing over a notebook he sent to a psychiatrist before the shooting. >>> a potential hostage in a downtown office complex. officials reportedly trying to negotiate with a man that carried a gun with two duffle bags with unknown contents. >>> the space shuttle heads from edwards air force base to los angeles. a special flyover for mark kelly in tucson who looked on in amazement with congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> and do you love honey boo boo and wish your child had a name like that? sugar bear and what's left for us? there's a nickname generator online. here is what they give us for savannah. shuga goober. willie geist, you're woo woo glitz, and the executive producer jim bell will be known as jinxy boo bear. all right. >> hold on, natalie, i
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. earlier this month, when that violence broke out at u.s. diplomatic outposts in libya and egypt. romney jones to accuse obama of disgraceful -- jumped to accuse obama of disgraceful handling of the situation, including sympathizing with those who waged the attacks instead of condemning them and making a "apology for american principles." we fact checked that, and we pointed out that neither an unofficial statement from the cairo embassy nor statements from secretary of state hillary clinton nor obama's own statement contained any sympathy for the attackers if you read the plain language of them. the administration's condemnation of religious incitement on the anti-muslim from did not come anywhere close to being an apology by any definition. i have a feeling that romney stands ready to apply this overly broad definition of apology at any opportunity in the debates or during the endgame of the campaign. >> thank you, jim. before i make my own prediction, i want to know something kind of remarkable happening in the last couple of days. both candidates have been asked and referred to fact
FOX News
Sep 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
heard. it's inexplicable tore more specific. in libya, gaddafi was threatening to kill 10,000 people in benghazi, we helped to stabilize that militarily and certainly removed gaddafi. in syria 20,000 people have been killed and certainly, it's difficult to contrast the differences there, why we're not even providing the weapons that the rebels are asking for to help assist them with dealing with the assad regime. >> alisyn: what does american exceptionali exceptionalism, the term, mean to you? >> well, to me, first and foremost, it draws from our constitution, you know, where we're giving rights. as a result of that, the role of government is subordinate to the people. and out of that grew a love for freedom and those rights in the united states of america. and we care so much about them that we're willing to protect other people's rights around the world and we stand for that and it's about leadership. and it's a the a time now when other countries in the world, more and more of them are not willing to step up. you saw that at the end of the 20th of the century, when milosevi
NBC
Sep 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
. ambassador and staff in libya. over an amateur-ish anti-islamic film trailer online. france is acting quickly, already closing some schools in tunisia, indonesia, planning on shutting down embassies, cultural centers on friday, and at least 20 consults appearing violent. wednesday, attackers threw a small bomb into a kosher grocery outside paris causing minor injuries. the editor of the cartoons has said if you don't like them, go to court over it, referencing what prince william and kate did through lawyers this week winning against a magazine that ran topless photos of kate. and that is what others are doing, at least two muslim groups have filed suit saying the images incited hate. >> how far can we go? can we, indeed, go too far? that's what this story is about. >> reporter: in europe, running those cartoons can carry mortal risk. in denmark in 2005, over a period of years protests, arson, and embassy bombings, dozens killed, murder plots against the cartoonist. there was a murder plot and attack against a swedish cartoonist whom with others insist free expression cannot gi
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2012 10:30pm EDT
been stronger. we are leading on behalf of freedom, including standing with the people of libya that are finally free from muammar gaddafi. around the world there is a new attitude toward america. new confidence in our leadership. when people are asked, which country do you admire most? one nation always comes out on top. the united states of america. [applause] and that is the progress that we have made, thanks to your incredible service. we are winding down a decade of war, we are destroying terrorist networks that attacked us, and we have restored american leadership. today, every american can be proud that the united states is safer, the united states is stronger, and the united states is more respected in the world. when i was here last, i made you a pledge. i said, as president, i would insist that america serve you and your families as well as you have served us. and there again, i meant what i said. part of ending war responsibly is caring for those who fought in them. that is why i wanted to come back on this anniversary to reaffirm our solemn obligation to your familie
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out there. >> but we do worry what the result of the arab spring has been. mohamed morsi, the new president of egypt, gave an interview in advance of him coming to new york this week, and he said this. by backing dictatorial governments in the past, the quote, successive american administrations essentially purchased with american taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel about that that, you know, there are actually most of the governments of the world dealt with, for example, president mubarak in egypt and by the way for perfectly sensible reasons, my government did as well. look, again, what you will find in all of these countries is they have thrown off a lot o
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
wave of protests and revolution in tunisia, libya, egypt, bahrain, syria, yemen. the heartland of al qaeda and al qaeda was absolutely irrelevant to it. doesn't mean al qaeda won't exploit it but it was irrelevant to the movement. and what was tis movement about? this movement was about responsive government, responsible government, transparent government. the rule of law. democracy, voting -- wait a minute. wait. we know something about this stuff. as disruptive as the arab awakening has been, as, in the near term in midterm caused us some serious diplomatic and maybe even counterterrorism challenges, over the longer term it has created a new dialogue in this deep fight, a dialogue about which we have genuine legitimacy and can offer views. so in my personal view for the first time we actually can engage in this deeper idealogical conflict in a way that which never have before. so at the end of the day, what that means is, other elements of the american government, besides your intelligence and security services, besides the department of defense and the cia, need to get into thi
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
that cementment is coming out. we saw remarkable events in libya yesterday with mainstream moderate libyan democrat took on the bad guys themselves. that's a great thing, a wonderful sign, and a hopeful sign for the future. >> host: michael, anything to add to that viewer in atlanta? >> guest: yes. we both believe that it is important for the united states to play an expansive role, important for america and people of other countries, and that costs money, and it's going to be difficult to find the money with whars coming. the wars we fought in the last decade in afghanistan and iraq, they were expensive, controversial, probably always be controversial, but we ought to recognize as well that the biggest obligations we have, the greatest pressure on taxpayers and on our fiscal policy comes not from those wars or policies people disagree about, but the policies we all believe in, programs everybody wants, namely social security and especially medicare, and unless and until we find ways to reform those programs to make them more affordable, we're going to continue to have trouble, both
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- >> we covered the arab spring over the last year and a half, places like egypt and tunisia and libya, is this what's happening, a continuation of that, or is there a different dynamic there? >> it is a continuation of that, but we should also mention that it is the longest and one of the deadliest of these arab springs so far. at least 20,000 people have been killed so far here, and the international community appears still to be at a loss on how to stop it, matt. >> ann curry on the syrian border this morning, ann, thank you very much. you can see more of ann's coverage from syria all week here on "today" and on the "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> the day's other top stories with natalie morales. >> good morning to you. the spokesman to the taliban tells nbc news that they have a plan to kidnap or kill prince harry who is currently deployed in afghanistan. for now from the latest from kab kabul. >> reporter: the taliban spokesman referred to the british prince as a precious bird. they said that their priority is to abduct them, but if that doesn't work they say they will
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Sep 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
absolutely remarkable. you combine libya and the press conference which is polling horribly for him, the campaign shakeup yesterday that was in several publications, and then this video, very, very bad news. this is one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember around this table. >> and how dangerous potentially are these remarks? at one point he basically dismisses half the nation as deadbeats saying i'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. does this feed into the very narrative that the obama campaign is trying to push on romney all summer? >> feeds into what jeff greenfield called the thurston howell iii candidate, david brooks is talking about it this morning. listen, this what's important. 47% of these, quote, victims that mitt romney talked about, were not going to vote for mitt romney anyway, but jeb bush and george w. bush, when they campaigned, they would always start their campaigns in inner cities. they would always go talk to the truly disadvantaged, not because t
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> before i let you go, we all watched and covered arab spring, egypt, tunesia, libya, is this a continuation of that or is there a different dynamic? >> reporter: it is a continuation of that. we should mention it is the longest and one of the deadliest arab springs. at least 25,000 have been killed so far, and the international community is at a loss how to stop it, matt. >> ann curry on the syrian border. see more of ann's coverage from syria all week on "today" and on "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> a check of the other top stories. natalie morales. >> good morning. a spokesman for the taliban tells nbc news they have a plan to kidnap or kill prince harry who is currently deployed in afghanistan. nbc's atee a aboy ee has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the taliban spokesperson said they referred to the british prince as a precious bird. they said their priority is to abduct him. if that doesn't work, they will kill him, using supervise in the afghan security forces referring to in filtration to keep tabs on prince harry and his wherea
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
. there are serious questions what happened in libya and absence of security and what's our middle east policy. but romney's missteps have given the president more camouflage than he would have expected. we will learn more next week when we have the rumble in the rocky mountains. >> that column, a conservative column asking for more details has been written every week by somebody about mitt romney the last six months. >> also says a leadership vacuum, republicans i talk to say this is no longer about keeping score on policy, not about ideology, this is about can you see this person being president for another four years or for the first time. that's what they're facing. >> on the question of empathy, isn't it too late for mitt romney to change the way people view him? he began the campaign june 2nd, 2011. the country knows who he is for the most part. by sending ann romney out, talking about the health care plan in massachusetts, how that covered more people than not, can he change the way people look at him? >> i don't know. i think it depends on the debate and what happens in the deba
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Sep 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and attacks from libya to egypt to yemen to pakistan, just in the last few days. we see this debate over how islam is supposed to deal with dissent, how islam is supposed to do with other kinds of people, how islam is supposed to do with this agreement and also to deal with insult. it's clearly a very offensive but the question is how do you respond to them, what constructively do you do about that? and this was on my mind a few years ago as i wrote this book. i felt that this is a single day that eliminates a lot of the ongoing struggles in our world. that's what i wanted to go there, and i'm sad to say that some of the places and people that i detected in the book have been caught up again in about protests in the last few days. >> what's the genesis of this book? you tell the story about why you wrote this book. >> yeah, i'm a reporter. i started going to the city of karachi, pakistan in 2002. at first is just a place that has to on the way to cover the war in afghanistan. later in the place i was assigned to spendable bit of time and i didn't like it at all. it's more than 13 mi
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
libya, he was there in foreign policy. when it was time to step up and tell labor you are not going to get everything you want, you know, we got to go health care first, he could make the tough call not only to his adversaries but also to the people he needed to move forward with the country. i think credit markets frozen, the president boldly stood up and put his presidency on the line, and said we are going to do something here for american workers. we are going to save this industry and not a popular decision at the time and -- this is something that they just cannot talk enough about because of the trickle down effect it has in the economy. plastics. rubber. glass. all kinds of manufacturing. the ag dollar turns over 11 times on main street. automobile dollar turns over ten times on main street. this is a big deal. >> chris matthews, in terms of what ed is say being what was going on four years ago, crazy was say being that, how come the democrats bobble this question when it first came up for them this weekend? were they not paying attention? >> i think you nailed and it your ques
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, basically. he wished we had gotten out front in libya, had taken stronger action in iran, he said we should be out front in syria, tougher on afghanistan in staying longer and also in iraq. we should be more confrontational with the russians and with the chinese. what does that mean to talk like that? >> well, i think it's actually dangerous discussion. what we need to do is to work across the board with countries in order to lower the threats of force. we always keep every option on the table. but the idea that we would get ourselves involved in more of these issues, and if you remember, chris, former secretary of defense, bob gates said that any secretary of defense or president that was prepared to start another war should have his head examined. >> i'm with him. thank you. the great madeleine albright, thank you for coming to us. let's get back to rachel. >> appreciate that. thank you. coming uch, if there's one thing that i know well from personal family experience, it's that you do not mess with nuns under any circumstances. sister simone campbell who is a nun and a speaker eve
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 2:00pm EDT
bright storm in the administration. i appreciate her hard worker, especially what is happening in libya. she is a tireless worker. with that said, israel is one of our greatest allies in the region. we need the prime minister to make sure that we can communicate. i have visited israel. the amount of stress that country is under, there is no one -- the want to make sure that iran does not have a nuclear weapon. >> response. >> we have a very special relationship with israel. their faith in the u.s. is of utmost importance to us. it is important because we need an ally in that region that is democratic and one dedicated to the rule of law. there has been a bipartisan approach. it does work for both party administration's. it is not something that should be politicized. what this is about is who you think should be commander in chief. i want to see president obama stay as commander in chief. i want to work with him. >> i will move on to our next question. we will start with ms. warren. academic researchers report that the u.s. has more than 100,000 janitors with college degrees. 16,000 deg
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